Resilience measure: High water mark


A high water flood mark is a point that represents the maximum rise of a body of water over land. Such a mark is often the result of a flood and aims at protecting the collective memory of citizens against flood risk and raising people's awareness (Wikipedia, High water mark, accessed on Sept. 2016).

Co-benefits and impacts

Increase of population's awareness, enhancement of resilience and vulnerability reduction are some of the benefits of high water flood marks.

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Last modified: Sept. 15, 2016, 11:16 a.m.